Department of Human Services

Large scale government building project

Project Details:


Canberra, Australia

Fixing Type:

Cassette Fix







9601 Silver Metallic, 9809 Copper Metallic, Custom RAL colours


Guida Moseley Brown Architects

As a new headquarters for a large integrated federal government agency the design of this four storey building is based upon two parallel wings of modular, flexible office space facing and overlooking a light-filled central atrium that has stairs and access to shared common facilities. The atrium provides formal and informal spaces for interaction including locations for a cafe, meeting rooms, break-out spaces and direct access to landscaped garden courtyards.

Numerous support facilities are provided at the lower levels including an 80m2 BTV studio and associated recording and control rooms. Structured car-parking for 720 vehicles is integrated with the loading dock and other comprehensive servicing facilities.

The Fairview Group were proud to be selected to supply their products Vitrabond and Vitranamel to clad this impressive building which is of great importance to the people of Australia.

The Architects, Guida Moseley Brown Architects, opted for Neutral colours from the Classico Express Range and then used Copper Metallic to accentuate the design.

The role of the Department of Human Service is to deliver a range of payments and services for people at times of major change. Their service commitment is to provide high quality Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services. You can expect; Respect: They will listen and work with you to understand your individual and cultural needs, Quality Information: They are committed to providing consistent and accurate information, Honesty & Integrity: They will be open and honest and follow through on their commitments and Efficiency: They will simplify the way they deliver services to you.

About Valcan VitraBond & Vitranamel

Vitrabond and Vitranamel are two products in the range of rain screen cladding. Vitrabond is a light weight metal composite cladding panel ideal for external facades, fascias and sunblades and is the most cost effective in its field. Vitranamel is the heavy duty decorative cladding material featuring a vitreous enamel coating on de-carbonised steel panel with a honey comb or calcium silicate core. This makes the panels incredibly tough with an almost indestructible finish which is ideal for high traffic areas and harsh environments.
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